Build Your Own Graduate Certificate

Your Life. Your Career. Your Curriculum.

No one knows your professional aspirations better than you. D’Amore-McKim’s Build Your Own curriculum is your opportunity to make them a reality. The option to design your own curriculum allows maximum flexibility in your course selection and pacing.

Set Your Goals. Follow Your Passions—At Your Own Pace.

Your situation is changing. You want to follow a new career path, earn a promotion, or start out on your own business venture—but first you need a particular set of skills, and you need them now.

You have responsibilities and demands on your time, both personal and professional. You want a program that includes only the content you need and won’t require you to put the rest of your life on hold. If you choose the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration’s Build Your Own Curriculum, you’ll find the flexibility you need. It’s the fastest, most efficient way to get the specific skills you need to advance your career.

Follow your interests. You can take a deep dive into a specific area of interest by enrolling in four or five closely-related classes, or enroll in an eclectic mix of courses covering a broader range of topics.

Busy during the workday? Not a problem. Take courses in the evenings, on the weekend, and online.

Go fast, or take it slow. Take several courses in a semester, and wrap up the program in as little as eight months. Or take your time, and spread out your course load over as long as three years.

Build towards something bigger. A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is an impressive standalone credential. At D’Amore-McKim, it can also be a stepping stone on your way to a full master’s degree. If you’re interested in earning a higher degree, you may apply the credits you earn during your certificate program to eligible Northeastern degree programs—now, or in the future.

Program Details

The decisions are yours. You know what you need—and we’re here to help. Select any 12 to 15 credits from our Part-Time MBA course offerings. Available courses vary by semester, but there is never a shortage of exciting options.

Whatever your interests, the Build Your Own Curriculum allows you to select the courses that fit your needs and will help you reach your professional goals. This is education at its most customizable.

Program Overview

  • Total credits: 12-15
  • Commitment: Full-Time (1 or 2 semesters) or Part-Time (up to 3 years)
  • Start dates: January, May, or September.
  • For international students: Take five classes during two semesters to be F1 visa compliant.

Available Courses

Note: Courses listed above are all offered this academic year, however not all courses will be offered each term. Some courses have pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to enrollment.

After working for a few years, all my problems seem like walls that you have to get around. With new perspective and knowing that other industries also encounter these problems, I feel more empowered to take down these walls instead.

Ken Tan, GCBA‘15